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Course details

Subject area

Children, Young People and Families

UCAS tariff points

104

Start date(s)

2021

Placements

Yes

Study abroad

Yes

Study mode(s)

Full time (3 years)

Course overview

Are you passionate about educating children or young people? Are you interested in becoming a teacher, but also want to keep your options open for other graduate careers in education?

Education Studies gives you the opportunity to study and immerse yourself in key educational issues and debates and relate them to practice, preparing you for a range of careers in the education sector.

The Student Contract

Your health and wellbeing is important to us which means that we may need to adjust elements of our courses, such as the timings of our placement provision, to take into account COVID-19-related government restrictions. However, please be assured that we will do our utmost to limit any impact this has on your university experience. If you have any questions about your course, please contact us at hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

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About this course

You’ll learn by exploring real issues facing education today. We’ll analyse and debate these issues together, drawing on ideas from a wide range of disciplines including sociology, psychology, history and politics. You’ll be challenged to consider if children have too few or too many rights, debate the relevance of the national curriculum, question if ‘ability’ can ever be accurately measured and discuss what changes would need to be made to ensure schooling is fair and ethical for all.

In your final year, you will select themes from your study of psychology relating to education and examine the teaching profession through film, TV and literature. Radical ideas regarding educational practice and new ideas to support inclusion are considered.

During your degree, you’ll complete professional work placements in an educational setting linking your academic learning to current educational practice. You’ll gain vital experience that will prepare you for a professional role in education or for teacher training.

Why study with us?

  • Graduate with work experience in education gained through the professional work placements included within your degree.
  • Have the flexibility to go straight into a professional role in education or progress to postgraduate study.
  • Learn by debating the real issues facing education today.
  • Make your CV stand out from other graduates by taking advantage of the opportunity to study abroad.

Modules

The module details given below are subject to change, and are the latest example of the curriculum available on this course of study.

Students will study a combination of core and option modules across their three years of study.

Modules by Year

You will only study these modules if you are studying for the degree with Education and Childhood foundation year (4 years)

Year 1

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Is Education Fair? Introduction to the Sociology of Education
  • Learning, Development and Schooling: An Introduction to the Psychology of Education
  • Childhood, Society and Education
  • Change and Continuity: an Introduction to the History Education
  • Ethics, Society and Employability
  • Introduction to the Philosophy of Education
Year 2

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • Education Policy
  • Education, Inequality and Social Justice
  • Language and Thinking in the School Years
  • Research Methods and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Placement

Students are also required to choose one option module from:

  • Curriculum and Assessment
  • Pedagogy, Practice, Assessment and Frameworks
Year 3

Core modules (students are required to take):

  • From Martinet to Mentor: Change and Continuity in the Roles of Educators
  • Overschooled and Undereducated? Alternative Education Perspectives
  • Selected Themes in the Psychology of Education
  • Inclusion, SEN and Disability
  • Research Project

Learning and teaching

At Leeds Trinity we aim to provide an excellent student experience and a personal approach to helping you achieve your academic and professional potential. We have a strong tradition of supporting student employability, with relevant skills embedded in the curriculum.

The key themes of our strategy are:

  • student confidence
  • professionalism
  • social responsibility.

To help you achieve your potential we emphasise learning as a collaborative process, with a range of student-led and real-world activities. This approach ensures that you fully engage in shaping your own learning, developing your critical thinking and reflective skills so that you can identify your own strengths and weaknesses, and use the extensive learning support system we offer to shape your own development.

For over 50 years, we have developed a strong reputation for the quality of our teaching.

We believe the secret to great learning and teaching is simple: it is about creating an inclusive learning experience that allows all students to thrive through:

  • Personalised support
  • Expert lecturers
  • Strong connections with employers
  • An international outlook
  • The right tools and technology
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Assessment

A variety of assessment methods are used, matched to the learning outcomes for your programme, to enable you to demonstrate the full range of knowledge and skills that you have developed.

For more details on specific assessment methods for this course contact hello@leedstrinity.ac.uk

Entry Requirements

Leeds Trinity University is committed to recruiting students with talent and potential and who we feel will benefit greatly from their academic and non-academic experiences here. We treat every application on its own merits; we value highly the experience you illustrate in your personal statement.

The following information is designed to give you a general overview of the qualifications we accept. If you are taking qualifications that are not included below, please contact our Admissions Office who will be happy to advise you.

QualificationGrade
UCAS tariff104
GCSE requirementsGrade C or above/ grade 4 or higher in English Language.
Typical A Level offerBCC
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Student Finance

UK Home Students:

Tuition fees cost £9,250 a year for this course in 2021/2022.

Part-time tuition fees will be pro-rated accordingly to the number of credits you're studying. Depending on government policy, tuition fees may rise with inflation in future years.

Tuition fees for 2022/23 entry will be set in summer 2021.

Living costs, e.g. accommodation, travel, food, will also need to be taken into consideration.

Leeds Trinity offers a range of bursaries and scholarships to help support students while you study.

International Students, including EU Students:

Tuition fees cost £12,000 per year for this course starting in 2021/22.

Part-time study is not available for international students on a Student Route Visa. 

Additional costs

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees:

  • Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own.
  • On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course.
  • You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure.
  • The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.

How to apply

For full-time undergraduate courses, you apply through UCAS. That's the University and Colleges Admissions Service.

On your application form, you'll need to know our institution code - it's L24 - and the course code. If you click through to the UCAS website using the button below, it'll take you to the right place with all the information you need.

You'll also need to write a personal statement - we've prepared a guide to help you.

There's lots more information about the application process on the UCAS website, or you can get in touch with our admissions team who will be happy to help:

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Professional placements

Our students have taken up placement roles in primary and secondary schools, hospitals, nurseries, community education centres, police  services and charity organisations. We’ll work with you to find placements that match your interests and career aspirations.

Career opportunities

Our graduates go on to a wide range of careers in education, including family support, youth and community work, student support, disability support, teaching support, or general graduate-level positions. You’ll also be well-prepared for a career in social work or teaching, subject to postgraduate study.

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